Is anyone here on Bismarck (new, returning, been around but just never did it before) interested in, or currently needing to complete the Zilart storyline and get their DM earring, CoP and get their Rajas (etc.) ring, ToAU, WoTG or even Dynamis city wins for access to dreamlands, etc.? I've left FFXI and returned several times. The last time I came back, I started from scratch, found a really friendly, helpful, generous LS, leveled quickly, got great advice and assistance and racked up a bunch of Abyssea gear. I ended up taking another hiatus though, and have only just recently returned. While my last experience left me with a bunch of decent Abyssea gear (enough so that I can solo most content that I want to complete), I never got around to doing more basic things, like all of the old expansion story lines and the accompanying rings/earrings which I would really like to get.
Now, I realize I can solo most of these storylines, and that's exactly what I have been doing but, I've been logging on less and less since returning a few weeks ago because even though I'm capable of getting most of it done myself, I get bored playing alone. I've always felt these missions were meant to be experienced with others. That's what makes them exciting and fun. I still really have the itch to play, but whenever I log on, I find myself kind of bored after a little while, because I'm mostly just running around doing things alone, as if I'm playing an offline game. What I really want is some people who are interested in tackling this older content, just to experience with a group and make some friends. I'm not looking to do things "the old way" or make it harder than it has to be. I just would like some other interested parties to play with.
So, if you're interested, shoot me a PM on here and let me know. If you're new, or just returning, I love helping people and I love the older content in the game, and I would be more than happy to help you find your way, assist you with things like getting your airship pass, acclimatizing to Abyssea and even working on Abyssea/Empyrean gear. I just also would like to knock out the older storylines (at least the ones that yield useful gear, like Suppanomimi and Rajas ring) along the way.